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Put Defibrillators in High-Traffic Spots, Studies Urge

Experts warn against politicizing their placement ,, WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, can save the life of someone who is in cardiac arrest. So in what public spots should they be placed for maximum benefit? In two new studies publis...

Subway Defibrillators Save Lives

Publicly accessible devices prevent heart-attack deaths, study finds THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) --The use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in public places such as subways can save lives, new research from Germany shows. A study of AEDs installed in Munich subways ...

Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival

Heart patients gained an extra year of life over 8 years of follow-up, study finds,,,, THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) --Implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) extend heart patients' lives even eight years after implantation, new research shows. The finding was to be present...

Implanted Defibrillators Benefit Older People

Improved survival seen in those 75 and older, study says TUESDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which deliver an electric shock to prevent sudden death when a heart stops beating properly, improve survival in people 75 and older, new research ...

Study Stresses Importance of Availability of Automated External Defibrillators at Athletic Events

Use of AED Improves Survival Rates. Rosemont, IL (Vocus) December 30, 2008 -- Utilizing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as part of a comprehensive emergency action plan (EAP) at an athletic event can mean the difference between life and death for an athlete or...

$3.5 Million in Reimbursements for Purchases of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Texas Schools Still Unclaimed With Deadline Approaching

WOODRUFF, Wis., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Of $9 million appropriated by the Texas legislature to reimburse State public and private schools for purchases of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), $3.5 million remains unclaimed. Texas schools are still eligible to make an AED purchase under th...

Home Defibrillators Fail to Boost Survival Rates

But they still may be valuable for heart attack patients, study suggests TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- Putting external defibrillators in the homes of people after they had a heart attack didn't improve their survival rate, a new study found. But, the leader of the study stil...

Several methods for enhancing the functioning of defibrillators in cases of heart attack

This release is available in Spanish . The PhD, defended by engineer Sofa Ruiz de Gauna Gutirrez at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) puts forward various methods for the elimination of interference caused by compressions and ventilations of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in th...

Plaintiffs Obtain $240 Million Amended Settlement In Guidant Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation

- $45 Million More Than Original Agreement - - Relief for Up To 8,550 Patient Plaintiffs - MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee in the Guidant Medical Device Litigation announced today that an amended settlement a...

Women Less Likely to Get Heart Defibrillators

And blacks are less likely to receive the lifesaving devices, studies find TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women are less likely than men to receive implantable defibrillators, and black patients are less likely than white patients to receive the lifesaving heart devices. Two st...

Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Canada Lags Behind U.S

The use of life-saving implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Canada is rising, but it is still significantly less than that in the United States. Dr. David Birnie and colleagues from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute report that, between 1995 and 2003, the use of implantable cardiovert...

Reliability of Pacemakers and Defibrillators to be Improved

Inspite of the reliability of implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators having improved studies have shown that these devices still tended to malfunction// at times. For the thousands of Americans who depend on the pacemaker or the defibrillator reliability of these devices is an import...

New Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators to avoid unnecessary shocks

Dr. Andrew Grace and colleagues from Papworth Hospital and University of Cambridge with collaboration from Cameron Health of San Clemente has devised new Implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which are devised to detect shock waves // from the whole heart rather than part of the muscle. This new...

Guidant sold defective defibrillators with full knowledge

Guidant Corporation had projected in an internal report that some patients might die due to short circuits in a heart device, but did not publicize the flaw to retain // acceptability, company records show. A company report shows Guidant had determined in mid-2002 that the consequences of the de...

Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate

Placing automated external defibrillators in public places can improve the overall likelihood someone will survive a heart attack.// Researchers randomly placed AEDs -- devices capable of shocking the heart back to normal during a heart attack -- in nearly 1,000 shopping malls, apartment comple...

Defective Defibrillators

The cardiac devices which are used to shock the heart back to normal are found not to be working just when you need them. One out of five fails to work after just ten years. On research it was found that the wires that connect are at default. The wire or the lead sometimes shocked the hea...

Defective Defibrillators

The cardiac devices which are used to shock the heart back to normal are found not to be working just// when you need them. One out of five fails to work after just ten years. On research it was found that the wires that connect are at default. The wire or the lead sometimes shocked the hear...

Omega -3 Fatty Acids Better than Implanted Defibrillators

Omega-3 fatty acids is claimed to prevent more sudden deaths than defibrillators in homes and public places or even implanted defibrillators according to US scientists.// Researchers at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., compared such preventive strategies by food supplementation and by elec...

Complication Associated With Heart Defibrillators

A small but significant number of patients suffered from complication after having a defibrillator implant to control heart rhythm.// About 4% were found to suffer from moderate to severe complications associated with defibrillator implants. The New York Times analysed the data supplied by the ...

Need to use defibrillators

Defibrillator use can help those who have a cardiac arrest and are easier to use. Nearly quarter of a million people die from cardiac arrest each year in the United States.// Many lives could be saved if prompt action is taken to restart the heart, using an automated electrical defibrillator (AED)...

Patriot Scientific Corporation Announces Cardiac Science Corporation's Purchase of a Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) Portfolio License

...a Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group. Cardiac Science develops, manufactures, and markets automated external defibrillators (AEDs), electrocardiograph devices (ECGs), cardiac stress and Holter systems, cardiac rehabilitation telemetry, and data management systems that conne...

Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

...mergency treatment is a shock from a defibrillator to restore heart rhythm. defibrillators now are available in many public places, and tens of thousands of Americans have tiny defibrillators implanted in their chests each year. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)...

EUROPACE raises remote monitoring profile

...re Ticino (Lugano, Switzerland). Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) - which include cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, implantable cardiovascular monitors and implantable loop recorders - have now been developed w...

ReStart DC Launches Life-Saving Public Access Defibrillation Program

...m increases community access to automated external defibrillators WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In an eff... ReStart DC program is to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) where large numbers of people gather throug...en percent of SCA victims survive, largely because defibrillators do not reach them in time. For every minute that p...

Cardiac Science to Present at Needham Biotechnology & Medical Technology Conference

...ience develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators ( AED ), electrocardiograph devices ( ECG / EKG ), cardiac stress treadmill and systems, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillat...

Individualized treatment for heart failure is rarely available outside hospital

... Implanted systems ranging form a large pacemaker-like device which simply measures cardiac output and filling pressures, to standard pacemakers and defibrillators with additional telemonitoring capability, to devices that can be implanted percutaneously and don't require batteries. These may or may not be linked...

HeartSafe and HeartSine Announce AED Donation Program to Local BOMA Associations

...eting in Houston, Texas, HeartSafe America and HeartSine Technologies announced the donation of thirteen HeartSine samaritan(R) PAD automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to local associations of the BOMA Southwest Region. These associations cover Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Becaus...

Frisco ISD Treats Four Students in Medical Emergencies With OxySure(R) Model 615

...o dry, inert powders to generate medical oxygen quickly and safely. Wakeland High School has four wall units installed next to the Automated External defibrillators (AEDs). During the first month of use by FISD Athletic Trainers the OxySure(R) Model 615 has been used three other times. It has been used twice...

Protect Your Kids' Hearts: Summer Activity Can Trigger Genetic Disorder, Say Results for Life, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association

...ed to a clinical diagnosis alone." Medications known as beta-blockers help prevent sudden cardiac arrest in most people. Pacemakers or automatic defibrillators are used in others. Parents who live with children who are vulnerable to sudden cardiac arrest should: Learn CPR and check tha...

Expert consensus on catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias

...tion fits into the whole VA treatment paradigm including Implantable Cardio defibrillators (ICDs) and antiarrhythmic drugs." The document - authored by 20 leading ... with ventricular arrhythmias and structural heart disease have implantable defibrillators that terminate VA when they occur, but these episodes may still cause sympt...

AED Superstore and En-Pro Team Up to Provide Total Comprehensive, Tailored AED Programs

...rstore The AED Superstore(R) is a privately held subsidiary of Allied 100, LLC of Wisconsin and is the world's largest source of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), accessories, and AED programs to businesses, schools, churches, homes, and individuals. For more information about the AED Superstore and its ...

Cardiac Science Schedules First Quarter Earnings Release and Announces Conference Call

...ience develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators ( AED ), electrocardiograph devices ( ECG / EKG ), cardiac stress treadmill and systems, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillat...

Cardiac Science Connects With EMR Partner Sage

...ience develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators ( AED ), electrocardiograph devices ( ECG / EKG ), cardiac stress treadmill and systems, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillat...

Cardiac Science Connects to EMR, HIS, PACS Systems Using DICOM and HL7 Technologies

...ience develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators ( AED ), electrocardiograph devices ( ECG / EKG ), cardiac stress treadmill and systems, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillat...

Faulty Household Wiring Can Trigger a Heart Defibrillator

... potential dangers of do-it-yourself home repairs for people with implanted defibrillators comes from cardiologists in Denmark. "We recently cared for a patient wh... should be followed." More information Learn more about implantable defibrillators from the American Heart Association . SOURCES: Kr...

Defibrillator May Not Help Many With Heart Failure

... MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) -- Implanted defibrillators don't seem to provide any particular benefit to m...Journal , on the benefits -- or lack of them -- of defibrillators in such cases. There are guidelines on implante...- were caused by cardiac emergency situations that defibrillators are supposed to prevent. That assumption gives...

Cardiac Science to Present at the Eighth Annual Invest Northwest Conference

...ience develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators (AEDs), electrocardiograph devices (ECGs), cardiac stress systems and treadmills, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillators, cardiac rehabili...

Study prompts new mandate for N.C. high schools

...udent or employee who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest on campus. The findings were used to support a new statewide program to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in high schools. The study, scheduled to appear in the May/June 2009 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal , evaluated how prepared ...

Nurses and allied professionals at heart of cardiovascular prevention and management programs

...ew countries to have guidelines developed for palliative care in heart failure. 2. With more and more patients fitted with implantable cardioverter defibrillators and other assist devices, the nurse is taking on a greater role in helping patients adapt to technology. "It's not just about understanding the techno...

Cardiac Science Schedules Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Announces Conference Call

...ience develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including automated external defibrillators (AEDs), electrocardiograph devices (ECGs), cardiac stress systems and treadmills, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillators, cardiac rehabili...
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